Radeon 9200 VPU Error

By walleteater
Jul 29, 2005
  1. two years ago roughly i bout a radeon 9200 and it worked fine but recently i got a new computer with better everything and the performance is great... i can run half-life 2 on full everything with no lag (i dont though)...

    well on my old computer the video card would lag and now it doesnt but when i play a game for a while the screen either:

    1)flickers to a black screen... than to a screen with distorted color.... than flickers black... and back to game.... this leaves a error stating that my something about vpu recovry and says i wouldnt be able to run any 3d renders.... yet the game runs perfect

    2) the game flickers to a black screen with a sound loop.... flickers to the game with streched renders flickers black and looses sound... than frezzes

    3)flickers black and restarts computer

    my comps is:


    Microsoft Windows Xp
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2

    Prosys - Spm Micro
    Model 2005
    AMD Athalon(tm) 64 Processor
    2.00 Ghz\ 512 MB of Ram
    Physical Adress Extention

    thats what it says under system general....

    i also got the new catalyst driver update from www.ati.com and i downladed net. framework 1.1

    please help if u can
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    usually problems like these are caused by heat and/or failing power supplies. what are your power supply's specs? i'd try running the computer with the case opened, and see if the problems persist. opening the case makes the system generally cooler in operation and may clue in on whether your problem is heat related.
  3. walleteater

    walleteater TS Rookie Topic Starter


    doubt it... my comps has a big fan panel on the side.... cool as its gonna get
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